Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

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ISBN-13: 9781118526347
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt is a senior policy analyst on educator quality at the American Institutes for Research. Allison Rizzolo is the communications director at Public Agenda. Sabrina Laine is vice president of the Education division and leads the educator quality work at the American Institutes for Research. Will Friedman is the president of Public Agenda.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Authors xix

PART ONE 1

UNDERSTANDING THE TEACHER EVALUATION CONVERSATION AND WHY IT MATTERS

1 Why Now? The Importance of Cultivating Teacher Leadership and Teacher Voice in the Age of Accountability 3

2 The Teacher Effectiveness Question: How Can Effectiveness Be Measured? 19

PART TWO 55

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING TEACHERS

3 The Who, When, and How of Evaluation: Engaging Teachers on Issues That Matter 57

4 The Elements of Authentic Engagement 81

PART THREE 105

THE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

5 Planning: Steps for Engaging Teachers 107

6 Strategies for Ensuring Authentic Engagement in Evaluation Reform 131

7 Optional Activities for Teacher Engagement in Evaluation Reform 179

8 Other Stakeholders: Engaging Principals, Parents, and Community Members 192

9 Conclusion: Teacher Voice in Evaluation and Beyond 217

References 225

Index 233

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